I need a thesis statement for my essay which examines Harper Lee's theme of bias.i have already have my points and everything but I am not sure if this is a good thesis: In To Kill a Mockingbird...

I need a thesis statement for my essay which examines Harper Lee's theme of bias.

i have already have my points and everything but I am not sure if this is a good thesis:

In To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, set in Maycomb County, Alabama, during the Great Depression when Jim Crow Laws were in effect, that all people are truly equal and should all be treated with respect. She thinks that it is wrong to discriminate against poor people like the Cunninghams or even the Ewells. Harper Lee's theme on discrimination through instances of racial discrimination, social status discrimination, and lastly gender discrimination.

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In writing the thesis of a five paragraph essay, the writer must be sure to simply give her statement with three opinions.  This is all that is necessary in the introduction.  For, the introduction is no more than a presentation of the direction in which the writer intends to go, not an explanation of anything.  To begin the introduction, the writer can begin with a quote or an anecdote or a reflective statemen, such as your first sentence.  With the topic that you have, you may wish to use Atticus's remark to Scout in Chapter 3 to precede your introductory statement,

"You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view---until you climb into his skin and walk around in it."

After this you can write your thesis with the three points that you will prove in the body of your essay, the discrimination by race, socio-economic status, and gender. Form the topic sentences for the paragraphs with these three points.

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